Kristy Johnston, MSW
University of Kansas Medical Center

Kristy Johnston received her Master's of social work degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She has served as the Director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research program and University of Kansas Medical Center where she is responsible for leading program planning teams driving strategic goals and managing the overall program. Prior to her role at KUMC, Johnston served as Vice President of the Children’s Hospital Knowledge Exchange for 13 years

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Using the Kotter Model for Change as our framework, we will present our University of Kansas Medical Center case study. We implemented interprofessional learning in practice hot spots in 8 clinics/hospitals over three years by creating partnerships with a variety of local and state community-based practice partners. Through this process we have had varying successes and failures that will be highlighted as lessons learned. Pulling together interprofessional health professions learners in the same locale requires concerted effort amongst the academic institution and clinical partners.…